Warm Bodies or Warm Hearts?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a plane ride sitting next to Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share, from Washington, DC to Denver. He was returning home after a speaking engagement and I was heading to Colorado for a leadership camp/mission trip hybrid... read more

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

You may have developed a list of resolutions for the New Year, or set goals for your ministry, but have you planned for a little personal development? Your ministry, your work, will only be as solid as YOU are.  So why not invest in your ministry AND yourself? I’m here... read more

What’s A Day Off?

It was my first youth ministry job interview. During the month of March, in my last semester of seminary, I drove to Cincinnati to meet with the church’s administrative board. We talked about the usual kinds of issues, like how to counsel teens, my vision and strategy, and how to... read more

Design on a Dime

If it can be said that America runs on Dunkin, then it can also be said that the church runs on Graphics!  That’s right, almost everything we do these days in ministry requires a graphic. Wether we want to tell students to silence their phones, or remind them of an... read more

10 Video Ideas for Student Ministry

17 years ago, I was a Student Pastor at a small church in North Carolina. The world has changed a lot in 17 years, especially when it comes to technology. I know first hand as I transitioned from Student Ministry to radio, television and media ministry. Media elements have become the... read more

Programming Like Jesus

If Jesus Christ were to create a student program what would it look like?  This is no small question and our responses to this question are worthy of deep thought, meditation, and prolonged periods of prayer. This question should lay before every pastor, church leader, and volunteer who has a... read more